When I went to trial, the military prosecutor told the judge, “Your Honor, Ms. Kelly is in grave need of rehabilitation.” But I think it’s our policy that’s in grave need of rehabilitation. We’ve already spent $1 trillion on warfare in Afghanistan and will be spending another $120 billion. The Pentagon wants $57 billion for this year alone. We’re squandering resources that are sorely needed at home and abroad to solve extremely serious problems our world is facing, problems like the climate crisis and global poverty.

  Published on Jan 23, 2015 Interview with Bruce Gagnon, Founder and Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space recorded January 18, 2015. For more info: http://www.space4peace.org Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page […]

The protest was organized by 99Rise. A spokesman for the group, Timothy Brown, who was not among those in the courtroom told Reuters they spent Tuesday night practicing how they would rise in succession and shout slogans including: “Reverse Citizens United” and “Money out of politics.”

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Rabah JTL: You marched against refugees and asylum seekers, claiming Germany is their target for welfare and social security. Yet according to UNHCR, there are 51.2 million refugees worldwide. Germany cares for less than 0.01% of them. Is that too much to ask? Is such a humanitarian obligation too large for the Refugee Convention of 1951 that your government ratified? Or is it actually punitive, for example, in comparison to Lebanon where every fourth person is a Syrian refugee?

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Far from “clearing” anyone of anything, the panel’s report is just the latest element in a long string of cover-ups and deceptions orchestrated by Brennan.

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The SOAW.org website states: “In meetings with human rights organizations, these countries cited the negative human rights message this institution sends to the people in their nations. Comments from representative defense ministers include experiencing firsthand the horrors of tortures, detention, imprisonments, and disappearances caused by WHINSEC’s graduates.

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 Bloomington’s city attorney didn’t have to press charges. She had discretion. The scene at the Mall of America on Dec. 20. Bloomington authorities said last week that 10 members of the group had been formally charged.   Photo: Aaron Lavinsky • Star Tribune  Star Tribune photo galleries By MARK OSLER  StarTribune.com  OpEd  January 16, 2015 Just before […]

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 Largest Progressive Coalition Ever On Global Trade Opposes Fast Track BY KEVIN ZEESE AND MARGARET FLOWERS  LA Progressive  January 21, 2015 There is bi-partisan opposition in Congress to Fast Track and a large movement of movements mobilized to stop it. The corporate media is reporting that since the Republican leadership and President Obama support Fast […]

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Left dangling in the air was the indication that Harlow thought of Sterling as a possible leaker because he’d gone through channels to claim that he had been a victim of racial bias at the CIA.

Former Air Force pilot Brandon Bryant worked in the U.S. Predator program for four and a half years. truthdig.com  January 21, 2015 BBC During that time, he was told, he aided in killing 1,626 people in Afghanistan and other countries through the use of drones. In the BBC’s video interview with Bryant below, he recalls […]

Support by the White House and DHS for the use of military-grade drones persists even as criticism of the program mounts.

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the aim of being able to use the net to paralyze computer networks and, by doing so, potentially all the infrastructure they control, including power and water supplies, factories, airports or the flow of money.

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  By Jay Janson for Ramsey Clark   Countercurrents.org  January 14, 2015 Social networking, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, cellphone cameras, Everyone everywhere,especially in countries suffering US bombings or CIA covert deadly violence, starvation! BREAK 48 year BLACKOUT of King’s condemnation of his gov.”greatest purveyor of violence in the world,” Don’t let genocidal media sucker our eyes and […]

As is the US addicted to its wars, it is also addicted to lying about them and I know this because I have my own case about Casey for proof.

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Lisa, do you have a dream? “Yes. I want this war to end.”

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Since September 11, 2001, U.S. Special Operations forces have grown in every conceivable way, including their numbers, their budget, their clout in Washington, and their place in the country’s popular imagination. The command has, for example, more than doubled its personnel from about 33,000 in 2001 to nearly 70,000 today

a truly revealing leading indicator in politics is the moment when those on one side of the political debate are forced to talk about the problems that the other side sees as most pressing. Doing so inevitably reinforces their opponents’ worldview and suggests a retreat from their own ideology.

A Well Explicated Militia   A Word in the Hand by Mr. Fish  truthdig.com  January 19, 2015

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Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy isn’t like a stone statue with fixed significance and predictable contours—it takes on different meanings depending on the American cultural climate at a given moment. truthdig.com  January 19, 2015 Twitter/#ReclaimMLK This year’s observations of Martin Luther King Day around the country carried the charge of galvanizing events in the latter […]

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